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Top 10 footballers 2015 in each position

Top 10 Footballers of 2015 in Each Position

List of top 10 football players of 2015 in each position according to CIES Football Observatory

Based on their shooting, chances creation, take on, distribution, recovery and rigour, the CIES Football Observatory have announced the list of top 10 football players in every position. This list consists mainly of players from Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1. One of the most known footballer is not even in the list of top 10 that have shocked the whole football world. Let’s begin it with defenders.

Top 10 footballers 2015 in each position

Top 10 Centreback Footballers of 2015

The Bayer Leverkusen defender Emir Spahic is the number one defender of 2015 scoring total 100 points in this list. Manchester City’s Martin Demichelis and Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels are at second and third spot with 89 and 79 points respectively.

None of the player from La Liga have made it to the list of top 10  defenders of 2015. La Liga is a league which is known for having huge goal scoring records. This could be the reason why no player is listed in this list. Check out top ten defenders of 2015 below:

RankCentreback DefenderClubLeaguePoints
1Emir SpahicBayer LeverkusenBundesliga100
2Martin DemichelisManchester CityPremier League89
3Mats HummelsBorussia DortmundBundesliga79
4Chris SmallingManchester UnitedPremier League76
5Thiago SilvaParis Saint GermainLigue 171
6David LuizParis Saint GermainLigue 169
6Stefan de VrijLazioSerie A69
8Marco RojoManchester UnitedPremier League68
9Konstantinos ManolasAS RomaSerie A64
9Neven SuboticBorussia DortmundBundesliga64

Top 10 Fullback Defenders of 2015

Gael Clichy is the best full back defender of 2015 according to CIES. The defending champion of Premier League is have scored 100 out of 100 defeating Real Madrid’s Marcelo Viera who have collected 75 points. This means Marcelo is the best defender of La Liga followed by Jordi Alba of Barcelona with 69 points.

RankFullback DefenderClubLeaguePoints
1Gael ClichyManchester CityPremier League100
2Marcelo VieraReal MadridLa Liga75
3Marcio RafinhaBayern MunichBundesliga72
3Wendell NascimentoBayer LeverkusenBundesliga72
5Pablo ZabaletaManchester CityPremier League70
6David AlabaBayern MunichBundesliga69
6Jordi AlbaBarcelonaLa Liga69
8Layvin KurzawaAS MonacoLigue 168
9Dusan BastaLazioSerie A67
10Juan BernatBayern MunichBundesliga65

Top 10 Central Midfielders of 2015

After defenders, it’s time to know about who are the best central midfielder of 2015. This list is dominated by Bundesliga having four midfielders in top ten. Dortmund’s Nuri Sahin have defeated all the midfielders and secured first spot with 100 points. There is only one BPL player in this list who is Luis Fernandinho with 94 points.

RankCentral MidfielderClubLeaguePoints
1Nuri SahinBorussia DortmundBundesliga100
2Paul PogbaJuventusSerie A96
3Luis FernandinhoManchester CityPremier League94
4Lucas BigliaLazioSerie A89
5IIkay GundoganBorussia DortmundBundesliga87
6Marco VerrattiParis Saint GermainLigue 185
7Clement ChantomeBordeauzLigue 184
8Xabi AlonsoBayern MunichBundesliga79
9Bastian SchweinsteigerBayern MunichBundesliga78
10Arturo VidalJuventusSerie A77

Top 10 Attacking Midfielders of 2015

Four players from British league, three from German league, two from Serie A and one from Ligue 1. None of La Liga player have secured any place in top 10. PFA young player of the year 2014 winner Eden Hazard and former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil are the best attacking midfielders of 2015. Both of them have collected 100 points.

RankAttacking midfielderClubLeaguePoints
1Eden HazardChelseaPremier League100
1Mesut OzilArsenalPremier League100
3Jesus NavasManchester CityPremier League86
4Kevin de BruyneWolfsburgBundesliga85
5Shinji KagawaBorussia DortmundBundesliga84
6Marek HamsikNapoliSerie A79
7David SilvaManchester CityPremier League77
8Maximilian MeyerSchalke 04Bundesliga73
9Roberto PereyraJuventusSerie A72
9Javier PastoreParis Saint GermainLigue 172

Top 10 Forwards Footballers of 2015

If you are a Real Madrid fan, then you need strong heart to read this list. You’ll be shocked to note that no player of Real Madrid is in this list. Even the current world’s best player Cristiano Ronaldo also failed to make it under 25. Worst is yet to come as other Los Blancos, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are at thirty fifth and thirty seventh spot respectively.

League leaders Barcelona have the best attacking squad. Four times Ballon D’or winner Lionel Messi and Uruguay top goal scorer Luis Suarez are at first and 4th spot respectively. BVB also have great forwards in the names of Marco Reus and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

1Lionel MessiBarcelonaLa Liga100
2Arjen RobbenBayern MunichBundesliga92
3Bas DostWolfsburgBundesliga77
4Luis SuarezBarcelonaLa Liga71
5Diego CostaChelseaPremier League61
6Harry kaneTottenham HotspurPremier League57
6Marcos ReusBorussia DortmundBundesliga57
8Lucas BarriosMontpellierLigue 156
9Pierre Emerick AubameyangBorussia DortmundBundesliga55
10Christophe MandanneGuingampLigue 154

So these are the best footballers of 2015 in each position. Do you think CIES have selected good parameters to rank football players?

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